Ted Cruz (Republican)

Personal Information: 

Ted Cruz (Republican)

Ted Cruz (Republican)

Born: December 22, 1970 (age 40)

Alma Mater: Princeton University (1992)

                            Harvard Law School (1995)

Spouse: Heidi Nelson Cruz

Children: Caroline, Catherine

Positions Held:

– Works at United States Senate-Texas 2012-

– Law clerk to Chief Justice William Rehnquist on the U.S. Supreme Court.

– Director of the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice and Domestic Policy Advisor on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign

– Solicitor General

Campaign Views:

Environment: Those who say that human activities are driving climate change “modern day Flat Earth proponents.issue should be left to the states it is the easiest way to strike that balance.

Marijuana: Believes it’s up to individual state

Jobs: Wants to raise minimum wage by executive fiat opposes rule of law.

LGBT: ”Opposes gay pride parades and opposes gay marriage.

Education: “Rich and middle class have always had it. All it is about is giving kids whose parents don’t have the resources the same ability to choose an excellent education as the rich and middle class kids.” March 2015.·       

Abortion: Defends partial-birth abortion ban, parental consent laws, and prohibits state funds from going to abortion. ““abortifacients”

Fact Checker: “The Iran Deal will facilitate and accelerate the nation of Iran acquiring nuclear weapons.”   It would actually “facilitate and accelerate” an Iranian nuclear weapon. Worst-case the deal throws up a couple years’. Rated false..

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